Friday, February 22, 2013

Scrap That! March Kit Reveal and Blog Hop "New Blooms"

Welcome to the ScrapThat! 
March Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!! 

You should have come here from
Meg's Garden

If not then head back to Scrap That! to start the hop!

We are so excited to show you this beautiful and fresh kit! Not only does it feature papers from Meg's Garden, but Meg's Garden is also joining us on our hop and offering a gorgeous Spring Paisley Card Makers RAK on their blog!


We are so thrilled to welcome the fabulously talented artist
Limor Webber
as our March Guest Designer!

Limor is known for generously sharing her amazing mixed media techniques. Her YouTube Channel with all her fabulous videos can be found here, and her fabulous blog is here. She designs for a number of companies including FabScraps, I Am Roses, Lindy's Stamp Gang, and guest designs for Faber-Castell. She has made some glorious creations with our March kit and will have a tutorial for us all as well!

We are saying goodbye this month to one of our amazing ScrapThat! designers, Sandi Smith.

Sandi, girlfriend!!! I am sure going to miss you! You are an amazing artist, team mate and wonderful friend! I wish lots of wonderful blessings for you! 


Our farewell to Sandi brings the excitement of introducing our new ScrapThat! designer and
Social Media Coordinator, 
~ Laura Gilhuly ~

I've worked with Laura on another Design Team and so I am especially excited to be working with her again!  Welcome to the team, Laura!

Now, without further ado,
 introducing our fabulous March Kit, 
"New Blooms"

Featuring the oh, so lovely, Meg's Garden Spring Paisley Collection and loaded with Prima goodies, this kit boasts the most beautiful shades of green and pink, just perfect to bring a little spring into our winter! There are also neutrals and some funky accents to allow for creations from shabby chic to masculine to mixed media. Take a look:

Main Kit

Embellishment Add-On

Flower Add-on

Paper Add-on

More details on this romantic Collection can be seen here: ScrapThat! Store 
We are currently accepting new
Kit Club Members.
For more information,
complete the form on the link below:
New Subscriber 
Look at the beautiful sketch Amarilys has created for March:

See details about the challenge here: Sketch Challenges
Be sure to also check out the details of our monthly DT challenge
 hosted by Laura here: DT Challenge
Everyone is welcome to participate, 
all entries for both challenges due by March  27
Something new! All winners of our challenges, including Layout of the Week, will be eligible to receive 10% off any 2012 Kits-includes Add-ons!
Our Blog Hop features 11 fantastic hop sites including our Design Team blogs. 
We have been scrapping away and are so excited to show you our  creations!

Our SPECTACULAR March Blog Hop Prize
is a ScrapThat! July Main Kit,
 "Summer in My Garden", featuring Fabscrap's Organic Collection:

To qualify for this month's FABULOUS Prize, 
you must complete the following:
* Visit each blog listed on the hop to see what each designer has created using this month's kit and sketch(comments are very much appreciated).
* Each designer's blog hop post will feature a word to make up a secret sentence, collect these words along the way.
* You must become a FOLLOWER of each blog along the way and LIKE us on our Facebook Page!
* Post the ScrapThat! Blinkie on your blog.
* For your last stop on our Blog Hop return here to the ScrapThat! Chat Blog.
Leave a comment letting us know you have
completed the hop.
(Please do NOT include the secret sentence in your comments.)
*Email the secret sentence to Tracey
The Blog Hop ends Sunday, February 24 at Midnight EST
The prize MUST be claimed within 3 days of the forum announcement which will also be made on the ScrapThat! Blog.
~ If left unclaimed a NEW winner will be chosen ~
**Winner will pay actual shipping costs for sending the kit from Canada.**
Shipping costs will be invoiced via PayPal unless you are a kit member, then your prize will be shipped with your monthly kit.
Prizes won during the month will be mailed out the first week of the following month.
Due to Customs clearance, International mailings sometimes take 30-75 days to receive.

** Okay, now that we have all the details out of the way,  are you ready to see what I've done with the kit this month? Hope so, 'cause I'm ready to share! **

Main kit only, personal stash

Project #1 is called "Cherish" and features a sweet new photo of one of the dgd's. I loved, loved, loved this peachy-pink paper from Meg's Garden Spring Paisley collection as well as the red and brown striped pattern paper that is peeking from underneath.  Everything featured here is from the Main kit only except for the white crochet doily and the Dusty Attic lacing tash which are from my personal stash. I did a bit of random molding paste along with my Crafter's Workshop "Tile Texture" template. Next I split my paper and added the lacing tash which was treated with white Gesso as well as  a Salmon paint dabber. Then I did some lacing with the seam binding from the kit. My Dusty Attic Butterfly Flourish was treatment in much the same way but then I hit it with my Quick Quotes  Maraschino Cherry PowderPuff Chalking Ink. Wow! What an incredible impact it made. You will notice that I cut my flourish and added it to my flowers cluster.  Lots of hand made flowers here as well as a sweet paper rosette along with a ton of fussy cutting! The little sweetie in the photo is my dgd MA and the  the photo was taken by Kristin Alexander. 

"Ready, Set, Go! "
Using Amarylis's awesome sketch, MK, FAO, EAO, personal stash

I really struggled with how to make my pages unique from what the rest of the DT might do, especially since my PAO didn't make it to my house this time around. Amy's sketch has lots of wonderful layering, so I had to get the layers in the best I could. Thank goodness for the card stock that Kaitlyn always puts in the kits! They can be used for so many things but this month I've used them as my base. I did some random punching with a couple of different MS punches and then set to work using my 
Crafter's Workshop "Cherry Blossoms" template. It worked perfectly for this sketch and added just the soft background that I wanted. You'll notice lots of fussy cutting once again .. which also led to my paper shortage! I think it was a blessing in disguise because I had to get creative! Some cheesecloth and the filmstrip serve to add more layers. You can just barely make out my title on the right because I hit it with the chalk inks. That adorable photo is of my dgd and taken by Kristin Alexander. 

MK, FAO, EAO, personal stash

This time I've used my Crafter's Workshop "Ledger" template to work a little magic! Really love that one@ I went a little crazy with more fussy cutting and tons of flowers! Love these Meg's Garden papers and sure hope to work with them again soon! I went simple on my chippy frame and covered it in Gesso, then inked the edges and rubbed them with Gold Rub and Buff. My lamp post is Fabscraps and is simply covered with white Gesso and light coat of chalk ink on the edges. Oops, almost forgot my Dusty Attic butterfly. Here I've wet it so that I could separate the wings. Then more Gesso and Quick Quotes PowderPuff chalk ink in Bloody Mary.  I also added red microbeads to the body. Lastly, I finished by tucking in random pieces of cheesecloth which is included in the kit. I've tucked a few wooden gears in amongst my flowers and used a cute Prima wood clip on my photo. Photo ois of my sweet granddaughter-in-law. 

MK, FAO, EAO, personal stash
Just a simple card that I squeezed out from my scraps! Cards always come in handy!

That's it for me today! Thanks for coming by! 

My secret word is: 

Next hop on over to :

Laura Gilhuly

For your final stop, return to the ScrapThat! Blog 
to let us know you have completed the hop.
Remember ~ only send the secret sentence to
Happy Hopping!


  1. Wowwwwwwwwww! Your projects are just gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeeeee all the flowers!!

  2. Well my friend you have certainly done marvelous stunning things with this kit.Just beautiful!!

  3. wonderful projects Sandi! Love all the texture in each and every project that you did this month!

  4. I found of a lot of inspiration here!!! Love you work.

  5. Gorgeous! Love your use of the stencils!

  6. Your layouts are gorgeous! I love the stencil work,heck I love everything about them!TFS!

  7. lovely work! the colors and details are stunning!

  8. Sandi you've made such pretty projects with these papers and I love all the molding paste!

  9. I love how you used the border punches along parts of your layout! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! Katherine

  10. wow Sandi!! absolutely stunning!! I love the masked branches!! every detail is so amazing!

  11. Your stencil work is the bomb! Your creativity was in overdrive! Love them all!

  12. Gorgeous work on these lo's, Sandi! Simply glorious! Love that ledger mask! Great fussy cutting and random border punching!

  13. Such gorgeous pages and card!! Love your blend of mixed media and fussy cutting! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  14. All three are beautiful!! I love the raised areas and the fussy cut pieces :)

  15. Oh My Gosh! I am blown away by your gorgeous work with this kit!

  16. So amazing! Love the detailed fussy cutting and all the texture you added. Just made a note to get TCW Cherry Blossoms - it looks amazing.

  17. Each layout including the card id just beautiful!! You worked those papers like magic. And I so enjoyed seeing the soft side of Sandi once again!!!

  18. awesome work, love your creations using the papers well done :)

  19. fabulous!!!! i love your paper flowers on the first pageand the quotes with gesso on the third page... really beautiful work!!!

  20. Wow. You made such gorgeous projects and all from one kit! Each layout is stunning and filled with texture, layering and details. I just adore the colors of the Spring Paisley Collection! Beautiful work!

  21. Love your layouts - especially ready, set, go

  22. Sandi, your pages and your card are all just beautiful. I love how you have photographed each one, too! Your work is exceptional!!! I always enjoy your blog hops, and this one is so full of inspiration so far. I am hopping over to Laura's blog now!

  23. Your layouts are awesome! I love all the background stenciling (masking) you did! wow!

  24. Beautiful Projects! I love all the modeling paste!!

  25. So many beautiful projects...I love the little wood clips!

  26. Beautiful projects. The flowers really pop!

  27. OMGOSH Sandi, I am behind.... these are gorgeous!!!!! You've done an amazing job with the kit!!!! The papers are beautiful and I love the photos you scrapped!!!!! Hope you have a great day!! Hugs!!!

  28. Gorgeous layouts! I love how u used them templates!'

  29. Gorgeous pages my friend!! love all the textures in the background. Wonderful work with this kit! A big hug! xoxo